Taijuan Walker allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings on Friday against the Marlins. He struck out five and earned the win, moving to 6-2.
Walker continued his recent trend of upping his whiffs, totaling 14 on the day with a 29% CSW rate. On the season,. he has struck out just 6.75 batters per nine innings, but he's now struck out 24 over his last 18 2/3 innings. There is still plenty of downside with Walker but his FIP is 3.10 and his wOBA against is just .273. With the way he's pitching now, he's a starter for your fantasy team every time out, including in his next outing against the Rangers.